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25 Venison Recipes You Will Love 

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Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

Have you ever tried deer meat? It’s common on the dinner tables of hunters and their families. If you haven’t had the chance to try venison, I can assure you that you will want to. You just might fall in love with it! These venison recipes will have you excited to try something new. 

Venison Recipes For Stew & Pasta 

  1. German Venison Goulash

German goulash is a succulent, juicy and tender meal to satisfy your meat cravings. You will need venison meat cut into 2 bite-sized chunks as well as some other pantry staples. Use red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar.  

German venison goulash with cilantro on top in white bowl
  1. Instant Pot Venison Stew

This Instant Pot deer meat recipe is a heavenly bite of American cuisine. This venison recipe is juicy and tender in 30 minutes. Other key ingredients include butter, flour, and oil. 

while bowl full of instant pot venison stew
  1. Venison Chili

What do you need for deer meat chili? You will need venison, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Also beans, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and seasonings such as cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin.

bean and venison chili in white bowl with silver spoon
  1. Guisado De Venado

This guisado de venado is a delicious soup cooked in the stove top in a stock pot or even a Dutch oven. Make sure to marinate it in a tomato-based liquid such as V-8! 

overhead view of guisado de venado in orange and blue bowl with silver serving spoon
  1. IP Vegetable Venison

When you make pressure cooker venison recipes you will need an instant pot. Make sure the meat is sliced into bite sized chunks. If your meat is frozen, no need to thaw, just add 10 minutes to the cook time. 

overhead view of white bowl full of vegetable venison
  1. Stroganoff With Mushrooms

Venison is so tasty mixed with mushrooms and noodles. You always have to ensure not to overcook deer meat as it is very lean. It’s a lovely homemade dinner for the entire family. 

close up of venison stroganoff with mushrooms over noodles in white bowl

Back Strap Venison Recipes

  1. Grilled Venison Backstrap

This grilled deer meat recipe is easy and not gamey at all. You will need 3 pounds of venison backstrap, the author recommends 3 loins about 10 inches long each. Other key ingredients include olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and balsamic vinegar. 

sliced grilled venison backstrap on white platter
  1. Fried Deer Backstrap

Try this fried venison Backstrap for a scrumptious home-style dish. When slicing the meat make sure to cut it against the grain because it will turn out more tender. 

close up of fried venison backstrap
  1. Sous Vide Backstrap

What is sous vide? It is the cooking method where you vacuum seal the meat in a bag and then place it in boiling water. Just follow the instructions on your sous vide machine because they’re all a bit different.  They make the perfect venison recipes.

wooden platter of sliced sous vide backstrap
  1. Pops Bul Kogi

This Korean BBQ venison backstrap will quickly become your new favorite recipe. It takes 2 hours 20 minutes from start to finish. You will need soy sauce, sugar, brown sugar, oil, ginger, garlic, and toasted sesame seeds.

pops bul kogi with broccoli and rice on white plate
  1. Slow Cooker Backstrap

Try making your backstrap recipe with broccoli in your slow cooker. It’s the best dinner idea for any night of the week. All you have to do is add your meat and sauce in the crockpot for about six hours.

slices of slow cooker venison backstrap on top of broccoli and rice in white bowl
  1. Basic Backstrap

Venison backstrap meat is also known as venison inner strap or venison tenderloin. For this scrumptious recipe you will need olive oil, onion powder, dried thyme leaves, paprika, and sea salt. 

sliced venison backstrap with a side of mashed potatoes on white plate

Roasts & Grill Venison Recipes

  1. Venison Roast

This pressure cooker venison roast is the tastiest weekend meal! And just one pot you can make a delectable dish with roasted potatoes, onions, carrots, time, and spices.

pulled venison roast with potatoes on white bowl
  1. Venison With Gravy

Venison recipes like this one have the best gravy and it’s ready in 20 minutes. The gravy has tender bits of the meat that are smothered in the creamy sauce. With key ingredients like butter, milk, flour, salt, and pepper.

deer meat venison with gravy on top with a side of grapes and kiwi on green plate
  1. Venison Steak

You will love the way this grilled deer meat recipe turns out. Make sure that you rest the me at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to grilling for optimal results. Don’t forget to make the delicious garlic butter in a pan over low heat.

deer meat venison steak on white plate
  1. Braised Roast

When you make braised venison roast use a cast-iron dutch oven, casserole dish or roasting pan. Key ingredients include 2 lb deer roast, Montreal steak spice, coconut aminos or soy sauce, and filtered water. You will need water and cornstarch to make the tasty gravy. 

close up of sliced deer meat venison roast
  1. Bacon Wrapped Deer

You will love the combination of crispy bacon wrapped around your venison steak. Deer meat is very lean so it’s easy to accidentally overcook venison recipes. It’s important to remove the heat as soon as it’s done. 

bacon wrapped deer meat venison on wooden cutting board platter

Best Venison Recipes For Sunday Dinner 

  1. Salisbury Venison

Salisbury venison recipes for steak are perfect for Sunday night dinner with the whole family. The gravy is top-tier sauce with ingredients like ghee, onion, mushroom, fresh thyme, garlic powder, cornstarch, broth, butter, and spices. 

salisbury deer meat venison with mashed potatoes and gravy on top and broccoli
  1. Deer Meatloaf

To the fact that ground venison is very similar to ground beef with less fat, it makes a lovely meatloaf. However, be careful not to burn or overcook it because it has less fat. Just watch the time carefully and remove it from the oven as soon as your meat thermometer says 160 degrees F. 

deer meat venison meatloaf on top of mashed potatoes on white plate
  1. BBQ Sandwiches

This barbecue sandwich pulled venison recipe is so delicious with garlic and onions. Just put them in the bottom of your instant pot, add water, seasonings, and roast by putting the lid on top.

deer meat venison BBQ sandwiches with cole slaw and chips on the side
  1. Venison Medallions

Cut your meat into small venison tenderloin medallions for a delicious deer meat dinner.  You will need flour, Italian seasoning, salt, butter, onion, and balsamic vinegar. Sure that you take your meat out of the refrigerator for at least one hour before cooking. 

deer meat venison medallions with onions on white plate

Perfect Venison Recipes For A BBQ 

  1. Deer Jerky

Peppered deer jerky will delight your guests at a BBQ or Christmas charcuterie board. You will need backstrap, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and lemon pepper. Equipment needed includes a dehydrator, smoked, or conventional oven. 

deer meat venison jerky
  1. Venison Burgers

Venison burgers are made with easy ingredients with easy to adapt spices. You can add a variety of toppings like ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, and more. Depending on the buns you use, they are gluten free, low carb, paleo and keto diets.

close up of deer meat venison burgers with potato wedges on the side
  1. Venison Taco Recipe

Venison tacos are so scrumptious in corn or flour tortillas. Smother them with your favorite add-ons like cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and even avocados. Tacos are the perfect versatile recipe for deer meat. 

deer meat venison tacos with tomatoes, cheese and lettuce on tortillas on black cutting board
  1. Deer Meat Sliders

Ground venison is more expensive at the grocery store compared to other ground beef, pork, or chicken. For hunters, this is not a problem so if you know one ask them about their stock! 

close up of deer meat venison sliders

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What is Venison?

Venison meat comes from deer! It’s popular amongst hunters during hunting season. If you haven’t had the chance to try it, now is the time to try this delicious dish using one of these recipes!

Now you’re ready to try cooking your own venison recipes at home!

Deer meat is lean, rustic, and perfect for a homemade dinner during the hunting season.

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